Women of the World

Sandrafrain58
Posted June 10, 2020 from Australia

Dear Sisters,

I was born in Cali Colombia on October 26, 1958. My mother is Canadian , my father Scottish. Living in Colombia for the first 6 years of my life was positively formative. I Was deeply affected as a young child by the disparities of poverty and race. I committed myself as a 6 year old to helping the disenfranchised in some way. 

We moved to Canada via Scotland when I was six years old when the civil war broke out (which is still leaving its' marks on Colombia). My parents' commitment to social justice, nature appreciation and strong family cultural practices led me to committing myself as a 14 year old to wanting to help people to feel thus connected. 

I formally studied: Early Childhood Education as a Bachelor degree;  Steiner Education as a Masters' degree; and I focused on Biodynamic Gardening/Farming as an agriculture practice. Dramatherapy and storytelling are active pursuits too. My profession of 4 decades has allowed me to work in many parts of the world sharing my appreciation for children's development and restorative agriculture within community development. Women's issues and  gender equality are supported though this work. I practice equality in my collegial relations including economically. 

Currently I teach gardening and parenting at a 'Waldorf /Steiner' School in Sydney, Australia. It is my greatest joy to enable people to feel empowerment when they plant seeds, water plants and create rich soil from healthy compost creation. I love singing, storying and playing with the families whom I 'playgroup' with. 

I am most grateful to live close to my daughter and her partner who are both in their third decade. Hopping on a bicycle and swimming in the ocean are refreshing pastimes. I have close ties with my family in Canada and the United States. This includes my sister, her children and grandchildren, and many shared cousins. 

I am frequently involved in vibrant women's circles and mixed gender spiritual growth groups. I look forward to learning from and connecting with more women who are committed to assisting healthy happy living. 

 

 

 

 

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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Jill Langhus
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hi Sandra,

Welcome to World Pulse! It's lovely to have you in our community. How did you end up in Australia? I've always wanted to visit there and still haven't gotten there yet:-( Some day. What is Steiner Education, too?

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning more about what you're passionate about, and also your work, too!

Hope you have a great, rest of the week!

Hello, Sandra,

Welcome to World Pulse! What a joy to know a new voice from Australia is rising up!

You are such an admirable woman. As young as 6 years old and 14 years old, you already want to make a difference. And you did!

Ohhh. Waldorf/Steiner! Amazing! I hope to read more from you, sister. Please write more. I am sure you have thousands of stories waiting to be written that would inspire women.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you as an Encourager on World Pulse. If you are interested, kindly check this link: https://www.worldpulse.com/world-pulse-leaders/encouragers

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Chidimma
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hello Sandra, welcome to Worldpulse. Thanks for sharing.

Audrey Bake
Jun 10
Jun 10

Hello Sandra
Welcome to world pulse.

prakriti sapkota
Jun 11
Jun 11

Hello!
Welcome to world Pulse. Thank you for sharing your story. This was really inspiring.

Beth Lacey
Jun 11
Jun 11

What a journey you have had! So many enriching experiences

leila Kigha
Jun 11
Jun 11

Hello Sandra!
welcome welcome
thank You for sharing the real you with us. We look forward to reading some more.

rebecca.tang
Jun 12
Jun 12

Thank you for sharing. Your story is awesome and impressive. I can feel the joyfulness of your life.

Thelma obani 2020
Jun 12
Jun 12

Welcome to world pulse dear.
We appreciate your presence, continue to share your beautiful thoughts and memories with us. Stay safe

soul on fire
Jun 12
Jun 12

Hi
It was a pleasure to read this❤️
I feel like you are an unique soul and I cannot wait to know more about you ❤️❤️

Shirin Dalaki
Jun 12
Jun 12

Dear Sandra,
Welcome to World Pulse. I am impressed by your story and so grateful to have you here. I believe in healthy happy living too and it is nice to know you.

Chi8629
Jun 12
Jun 12

Hello Sandra ,.
Welcome to worldpluse.
Thank you for sharing your first story . We value you .
Please stay safe and keep sharing. Love you .

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 13
Jun 13

Hi Sandra,
A big welcome to World Pulse! I loved reading that you knew from a very early age that working for social justice was the important road to follow. And to know that children are getting to meet you and learn in through nature. I look forward to your stories here.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Kika Katchunga
Jun 15
Jun 15

Hello sister Sandra
great listening to you; you are great; thank you for sharing your life with us
God bless you
love

esther atosha
Jun 15
Jun 15

hello sandra!
thank you for sharing.welcome to worlpulse!

MUVUNYI FABIENNE
Jun 15
Jun 15

Dear Sandra
Thank you for sharing your lovely and interest story.
Agriculture is my favourite job too.
I also like to teach both men and women in some domains like you.

I am exciting listing to you next time.

Best regards

Fabienne

Busayo Obisakin
Jun 16
Jun 16

Dear Sandra,
Welcome to world pulse and we so glad having you in the community. It feels so good reading your story. Thank you for sharing with us
Love
Busayo

Nomsa Kawondera
Jun 18
Jun 18

Hello and welcome
You're my twin sister though different years, looking forward to learning so much from you!

Nab
Jul 23
Jul 23

You're an inspiration. You have done so much and continues to do so. Thanks for being such an awesome individual